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hanging basket toms

hello. i have grown tomato plants before but would like to try some in hanging baskets. does anyone have a good variety in mind that i could get for next spring or can i start them in cold greenhouse .and please best compost to grow in.regards peter.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    I get an amazing harvest of toms in baskets hanging from my south-facing shed.
    From July till Oct there are masses of fruit.
    I often grow Tumbling Tom but really like Maskotka, I think it has a better flavour than TT.

    I just use Levington Potting compost and feed with Tomorite once the first truss has set.
    On warm days they will need watering once/day - sometimes more.

    If you grow from seed don't sow too early or you'll have weak leggy plants that are unable to support the weight of fruit.

    Last edited: 02 December 2016 14:50:36

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • hello pete8. thank you very much for info have wrote them down ready to get for spring.regards peter.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    Either T&M or Mr Fothergils.
    Sow in March usually

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    Spring will be here before we know it - I hope!

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    It's the long dark days of Jan and early Feb I think are the worst. At least once we get into March the days get longer quicker then there's too much to do all over again

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    I look forward to your Winter Garden Soup recipe :)

    I made 8L of veg and lentil soup last week - delish with some fresh n crusty mill loaf

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    My Veg Soup parties are the stuff of legend! :)

    I add a bit of curry powder to give some extra depth and flavour and lots of herbs, and only enough lentils to thicken a bit

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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